Hitch Hikers

My partner Seth found this wonderful little book Hitch Hikers a couple months ago by American photographer Doug Biggert at a book store in Paris. It is a fantastic collection of portraits of hitch hikers that Mr. Biggert picked up while driving in northern California and across the United States in his old Volkswagen bug. The introduction states that he begin the project in 1973, inspired after meeting Henri Cartier Bresson in a Saint Patrick's Day parade, he has made over 450 photographs to date and has a story for almost all of them. Some of the images read with a strong suggestion of the potency and potentiality of young male sexuality and many of them intrigue us to want to know more about his passengers. A great find but it seems to be very difficult to find here in the states and on the net but is available here through Amazon.fr